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Post by international198 on Thu 03 Aug 2017, 8:31 pm

Maybe if they play in white or green instead of red they'll beat them, IMO.

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Re: How can Wales beat New Zealand?

Post by Guest on Thu 03 Aug 2017, 8:49 pm

Last time Wales beat New Zealand Wales were wearing red. In fact, 100% of Wales' wins v New Zealand they were wearing red. 100%.

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Post by BigTrevsbigmac on Fri 04 Aug 2017, 6:54 am

Lions play in red don't they?

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Re: How can Wales beat New Zealand?

Post by GunsGermsV2 on Fri 04 Aug 2017, 9:10 am

I dont think Wales are too far off to be honest. Maybe they need a good sports psychologist to give them the belief. I think if Schmidt was Wales coach they would beat the ABs.

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Re: How can Wales beat New Zealand?

Post by mikey_dragon on Fri 04 Aug 2017, 9:39 am

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Re: How can Wales beat New Zealand?

Post by BamBam on Fri 04 Aug 2017, 9:54 am

They can't

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Re: How can Wales beat New Zealand?

Post by Mad for Chelsea on Mon 07 Aug 2017, 2:27 pm

By scoring more points Very Happy

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Post by Biltong on Mon 07 Aug 2017, 2:41 pm

As my son would say, with commitment, patience and self confidence
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Re: How can Wales beat New Zealand?

Post by munkian on Tue 08 Aug 2017, 10:18 am

I believe giving them food poisoning is tradional isnt it ?
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Re: How can Wales beat New Zealand?

Post by majesticimperialman on Sun 13 Aug 2017, 5:41 pm

Make sure half of the New Zealand team pick up a red card  in the first half.

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Re: How can Wales beat New Zealand?

Post by TightHEAD on Tue 12 Sep 2017, 2:21 pm

Warburtons out for the autumn tests, so maybe they have a chance this time?
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Re: How can Wales beat New Zealand?

Post by LordDowlais on Wed 13 Sep 2017, 8:25 am

England have been quite clever mind. Very Happy

When was the last time they played New Zealand ?

You bet your bottom dollar, that by the time the World cup draw comes around, there will be fixtures aplenty for England and New Zealand, until then though, lets keep the rankings up. OK

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Post by No 7&1/2 on Wed 13 Sep 2017, 8:52 am

Best 2 teams in the world though.

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Re: How can Wales beat New Zealand?

Post by LordDowlais on Wed 13 Sep 2017, 1:42 pm

Well, well, well, who'd have thought it, just as I predicted:-

https://www.irishtimes.com/sport/rugby/international/england-and-all-blacks-to-finally-meet-again-in-2018-1.3219356

No fixture between these two for four years, that's how you keep your rankings up for an easy world cup group.

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Re: How can Wales beat New Zealand?

Post by BamBam on Wed 13 Sep 2017, 1:49 pm

LD, don't play the victim when you get called out for knowing feck all about how rankings are calculated when you bring England into a Wales/NZ thread for no reason

Obviously completely ignore this bit of the article

Due to a quirk of the international fixture list, the rivals met five times in one year but have not clashed since 2014 — a frustrating hiatus that led to aborted attempts to arrange a match this autumn.

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Post by LordDowlais on Wed 13 Sep 2017, 1:51 pm

I am reading that, but all I am seeing is no fixture between the two for four years. No wonder England went on such a good unbeaten run, they were the only team not to play New Zealand.

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Post by No 7&1/2 on Wed 13 Sep 2017, 1:55 pm

And they were actually quite good obviously. NZ went on their run without being beaten by England for example. Best 2 teams in the world with or without official rankings.

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Re: How can Wales beat New Zealand?

Post by BamBam on Wed 13 Sep 2017, 2:00 pm

From 1 Jan 2014 to now, excluding RWC games

England fixtures vs NZ - 4
England fixtures vs Aus - 5
England fixtures vs SA - 2

Wales fixtures vs NZ - 4
Wales fixtures vs Aus - 2
Wales fixtures vs SA - 4

No wonder Wales are in the top 10 of the rankings, they'd be about 15th if they weren't artificially inflating their ranking against Tier 2 nations


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Post by LordDowlais on Wed 13 Sep 2017, 2:10 pm

So what you are saying is we have only played 8 fixtures between New Zealand, South Africa, and Australia in 4 years, even though we play them every year and tour there. I will have to check this. But all I know is England have avoided New Zealand since the last world cup.

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Post by LordDowlais on Wed 13 Sep 2017, 2:11 pm

Also, I have just realised, why have you decided to not include the world cup games ?

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Re: How can Wales beat New Zealand?

Post by No 7&1/2 on Wed 13 Sep 2017, 2:12 pm

Because that's luck of the draw rather than arranged matches between the 2 teams.

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Re: How can Wales beat New Zealand?

Post by LordDowlais on Wed 13 Sep 2017, 2:13 pm

Yep it's wrong, I knew it was. Since 2014 including one world cup game, Wales have played South Africa 5 times.


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Re: How can Wales beat New Zealand?

Post by No 7&1/2 on Wed 13 Sep 2017, 2:22 pm

Yup should be england vs sa 2 games
Vs Australia 5 games and nz 4 games since January 2014.

Wales vs sa 4 games. Va Australia 2 games and 4 vs new zealand. Same time period. If the argument is avoiding teams yu obviously wouldn't use wc games.

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Post by LordDowlais on Wed 13 Sep 2017, 2:24 pm

So I am correct in saying that England have avoided New Zealand since the last world cup, and will be playing them after the draw for the next world cup is made. Or the teams are seeded for the next world cup. Which ever one comes first. Very Happy

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Re: How can Wales beat New Zealand?

Post by No 7&1/2 on Wed 13 Sep 2017, 2:30 pm

Since the world cup in 2015? Yes and no. Fixtures are generally pencilled in quite a distance into the future. The rfu obviously tried to get them this year in a last minute deal and have got them next year. You would also have to consider seeing as it was nz who turned down this year's offer its they who are avoiding. Wouldn't call it that myself. Still let's look forward to the best 2 teams in the world playing each other.

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Post by BamBam on Wed 13 Sep 2017, 2:38 pm

Sorry, I did mean 4 for SA v Wales

Overall was still 9 games for England and 8 for Wales

I take that as being Wales avoiding the top nations by electing to play the likes of Fiji instead - smells like artificial ranking inflation to me, as we all know Wales would get their bottoms spanked by the big 3 as per usual

As it happens LD, World Rugby has already planned the international calendar for the next 12 years http://www.espn.co.uk/rugby/story/_/id/18921156/world-rugby-reveals-details-post-2019-global-calendar

I can't find anywhere with the specifics, but England are to tour the Pacific Islands at some point - must be World Rugby helping England avoid NZ in the lead up to the 2027 RWC, I'd complain directly to Agustin Pichot if I were you

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Post by mikey_dragon on Wed 13 Sep 2017, 2:43 pm

BamBam wrote:Sorry, I did mean 4 for SA v Wales

Overall was still 9 games for England and 8 for Wales

I take that as being Wales avoiding the top nations by electing to play the likes of Fiji instead - smells like artificial ranking inflation to me, as we all know Wales would get their bottoms spanked by the big 3 as per usual

As it happens LD, World Rugby has already planned the international calendar for the next 12 years http://www.espn.co.uk/rugby/story/_/id/18921156/world-rugby-reveals-details-post-2019-global-calendar

I can't find anywhere with the specifics, but England are to tour the Pacific Islands at some point - must be World Rugby helping England avoid NZ in the lead up to the 2027 RWC, I'd complain directly to Agustin Pichot if I were you

How do we inflate our world ranking by playing Fiji? By playing them we earn little/no rankings points.

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Post by LordDowlais on Wed 13 Sep 2017, 2:44 pm

BamBam wrote:I'd complain directly to Agustin Pichot if I were you

nah, watching you get your knickers in a twist on here over anything I say is enough for me. Laugh

You do entertain me BamBam.

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Post by No 7&1/2 on Wed 13 Sep 2017, 2:46 pm

Your comments don't reflect badly on bam though.

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Post by BamBam on Wed 13 Sep 2017, 3:27 pm

I just enjoy calling you out on your blustery nonsense

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Post by aucklandlaurie on Wed 13 Sep 2017, 5:15 pm

Can anyone explain how England not playing New Zealand helps Wales beat New Zealand?

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Post by No 7&1/2 on Wed 13 Sep 2017, 5:20 pm

It helps one Welsh man try to change tack to get focus on England and their running away from a challenge rather than talk about potential issues wales may have.

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Re: How can Wales beat New Zealand?

Post by BamBam on Wed 13 Sep 2017, 5:21 pm

mikey_dragon wrote:
BamBam wrote:Sorry, I did mean 4 for SA v Wales

Overall was still 9 games for England and 8 for Wales

I take that as being Wales avoiding the top nations by electing to play the likes of Fiji instead - smells like artificial ranking inflation to me, as we all know Wales would get their bottoms spanked by the big 3 as per usual

As it happens LD, World Rugby has already planned the international calendar for the next 12 years http://www.espn.co.uk/rugby/story/_/id/18921156/world-rugby-reveals-details-post-2019-global-calendar

I can't find anywhere with the specifics, but England are to tour the Pacific Islands at some point - must be World Rugby helping England avoid NZ in the lead up to the 2027 RWC, I'd complain directly to Agustin Pichot if I were you

How do we inflate our world ranking by playing Fiji? By playing them we earn little/no rankings points.

The same way England inflated their world ranking by apparently "avoiding" NZ

I don't actually believe that Wales were trying to inflate anything, just using the same logic as our resident carpet salesman/hot air producer extraordinaire


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Re: How can Wales beat New Zealand?

Post by Guest on Thu 14 Sep 2017, 9:04 am

Another thread ruined by Lord Dowlais. Seriously ruining this website.

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Post by Scottrf on Thu 14 Sep 2017, 9:29 am

Griff wrote:Another thread ruined by Lord Dowlais. Seriously ruining this website.
Ruined? Was it ever good?

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Re: How can Wales beat New Zealand?

Post by ScarletSpiderman on Thu 14 Sep 2017, 10:44 am

Wales can beat the All Blacks by feilding the Scarlets team with J.Mac replaced by Sanjay, Beirne replaced by AWJ, and Barclay replaced by Faletau. Simples Run
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Re: How can Wales beat New Zealand?

Post by TightHEAD on Thu 14 Sep 2017, 1:05 pm

I was enjoying this thread until Lord expressed his biased views.

Why do the Mods allow it?
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Re: How can Wales beat New Zealand?

Post by RiscaGame on Fri 15 Sep 2017, 3:04 am

TightHEAD wrote:I was enjoying this thread until Lord expressed his biased views.

Why do the Mods allow it?

If only Hersh was here too, it would be a perfect partnership.

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Post by Taylorman on Fri 15 Sep 2017, 10:30 pm

No 7&1/2 wrote:And they were actually quite good obviously. NZ went on their run without being beaten by England for example. Best 2 teams in the world with or without official rankings.

Except most of NZs run were when England were in the dumpster. If youre thinking the would have beaten them in 2015 youd be dreaming.

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Re: How can Wales beat New Zealand?

Post by beshocked on Fri 06 Oct 2017, 10:03 am

Changing their coaches would help.

Obviously Howley needs to go.

Gatland's record vs the tri nations with Wales is very poor too.


Upsets can happen.

No one expected Japan to beat South Africa in the RWC 2015 but they were better coached, well drilled and believed.

Wales should have the capability of beating New Zealand, they need to make NZ uncomfortable.

Too often Wales have battled for 60-70 but NZ have pulled away in the last 10.

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Post by emack2 on Fri 06 Oct 2017, 11:15 am

Actually it`s been a case of Wales defending bravely for 60-70 minutes,creating
nothing then running out of steam.

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Post by No 7&1/2 on Fri 06 Oct 2017, 11:34 am

You can't watch much rugby emack if you think that was the case on wales' last tour.

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Post by profitius on Fri 06 Oct 2017, 12:17 pm

GunsGermsV2 wrote:I dont think Wales are too far off to be honest. Maybe they need a good sports psychologist to give them the belief. I think if Schmidt was Wales coach they would beat the ABs.


How do you explain Ireland's world cup was a disaster while Wales were one of the teams of the world cup?
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Post by Scottrf on Fri 06 Oct 2017, 12:19 pm

profitius wrote:
GunsGermsV2 wrote:I dont think Wales are too far off to be honest. Maybe they need a good sports psychologist to give them the belief. I think if Schmidt was Wales coach they would beat the ABs.


How do you explain Ireland's world cup was a disaster while Wales were one of the teams of the world cup?

Ireland get themselves up for a one-off game. They have no consistency.


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Post by LordDowlais on Fri 06 Oct 2017, 12:26 pm

Scottrf wrote:Ireland get get themselves up for a one-off game. They have no consistency.

yeah they do.

They consistently lose to Wales. Very Happy

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Post by ebop on Fri 06 Oct 2017, 12:35 pm

Scottrf wrote:
profitius wrote:
GunsGermsV2 wrote:I dont think Wales are too far off to be honest. Maybe they need a good sports psychologist to give them the belief. I think if Schmidt was Wales coach they would beat the ABs.


How do you explain Ireland's world cup was a disaster while Wales were one of the teams of the world cup?

Ireland get get themselves up for a one-off game. They have no consistency.
Too true

It was an 'exhibition' game for sh1ts n giggles
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Post by ebop on Fri 06 Oct 2017, 12:38 pm

Hasn't stopped SOB from thinking he's god though
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Post by No 7&1/2 on Fri 06 Oct 2017, 1:23 pm

Thou must not believe nz are beatable. It was on the third tablet they forgot to bring down.

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Post by ebop on Fri 06 Oct 2017, 1:29 pm

No one is saying the ABs are unbeatable 7.5. It's just when you don't beat them but say that we 'shoulda, coulda, woulda, blah blah blah'.
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Post by No 7&1/2 on Fri 06 Oct 2017, 1:36 pm

Everyone occasionally talks about why they lost a game ebop.

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